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Summer Wheat takes inspiration from 17th-century art and her Oklahoma upbringing

Oklahoma Gazette • March 18, 2016
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A lace pattern inspired by a dollar store tablecloth is the backdrop for Wheat’s vibrant window display. Images of present-day wares — wineglasses, fashionable boots and stiletto heels — overlay the display.

They are unlikely pairings.

Wheat, now a New York resident, said Pry the Lid Off is the latest development in a series of works devoted to 17th-century Dutch Golden Age masterpiece “The Milkmaid.”

Stylistically, nothing in the self-described maximalist painter’s exhibit resembles Johannes Vermeer’s classic oil painting. No one in Vermeer’s time marched around in pumps, yet each concept displayed examines some aspect of his work.

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Oklahoma Contemporary exhibit is inspired by Vermeer
The Oklahoman/NewsOK

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